(773) 296-4141
3223 N. Sheffield

Around the Neigbhorhood

Zoo Lights
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark
December 9th - December 31st
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lakeview East Annual Holiday Party
Drew's on Halsted
3201 N. Halsted
Wednesday,  December 14th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted
Wednesday, December 14th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Treasure Island
3460 N. Broadway
Wednesday, December 27th
6:45 p.m.


Winter Clothing Drive

Drop off winter hats, scarves, gloves, coats, or sweaters at our office, which is located at 3223 N. Sheffield. The donations will benefit local non-profits in our community.

For additional information, please call our office at 773-296-4141, email Daniel@staterepsara.com, or visit www.staterepsara.com.

NEW Leadership Illinois

Applications are now being accepted for NEW Leadership Illinois 2017!

June 5-9 in Chicago
NEW Leadership Illinois
 is an all-expenses paid, bi-partisan program that strives to educate and empower the next generation of female leaders. NEW Leadership Illinois challenges our brightest students to think critically and creatively about public policy and encourages them to make a commitment to public leadership early in their careers. The program includes leadership education, hands-on training in public policy, and networking opportunities with leaders from every level of government. 

The 2017 program will be held June 5-9 in Chicago.  

Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2017. 

Dear Neighbor,

Is it just me or does December always feel like the most bitter sweet month of the year?  It's a month of both reflections of the past 11 months and rejuvenation as we get ready for a hopeful 2017. Every year has its share of failures and "wish we could haves" but also many prideful accomplishments that give us a renewed spirit to carry into the new calendar.
Along with the leaders, we continue to meet daily on a budget. I'm thankful for some of the major issues we tackled that made a positive impact for so many this year.

Our office distributed a record amount of school supplies to our public schools in the district.

We continued to affect change for adoptees in Illinois and across the country.  The important topic of Adoptee Birth Certificate Access took center stage in Chicago as I helped lead a discussion with my legislative colleagues from other states.  As a result of that discussion, Pennsylvania joined Illinois and became the 21st  state in the country to allow adoptees access to their birth records.  

We strengthened the Humane Care for Animals Act, making it harder for pet owners to leave their pets outside in dangerous weather conditions without penalty.  We hope the amended law spares many pets injury or even death from being kept out in the cold this winter.

We celebrated the one-year anniversary of our Culinary and Hospitality Modernization Act (AKA "The Happy Hour Law") leveled the playing field for countless restaurant and bar owners here in Chicago.  These are small business owners who can now market themselves fairly and tap into their full creativity that makes Chicago one of the top culinary destinations in the entire world. I know 2017 holds more hospitality improvement legislation.

And we are all still smiling after celebrating the Cubs first World Championship in 108 years!!
We've had our share of hurdles in 2016 - some we were able to overcome and some that remain a challenge. The new year is an opportunity to find solutions to challenges that remain and I'm excited to work with you to bring even more positive change in 2017.
Happy Holidays,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District
Around the Community
Our December 5th Forum Was Standing Room Only
The Trump Presidency and Our Civil Liberties
Rep. Feigenholtz (bottom right), Rep. Williams, and Rep. Cassidy lead a conversation about where to go now that the election is over. An overflow crowd of nearly 400 constituents joined us at the Center on Halsted. More information and resources from the Forum can be found at staterepsara.com. In the spirit of activism, please consider supporting the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and signing this letter to Gov. Rauner asking to oppose repeal of the ACA.
Feigenholtz Stands Up For Abortion Rights and Medicaid Parity
 Rep. Feigenholtz spoke with Chicago Tonight's Paris Schutz about her efforts to preserve abortion rights in Illinois and expand access to Medicaid. Click here to watch the video. 
'Joy of Toys' at North Dearborn Association 
Sara helped wrap presents for children at North Dearborn's 21st Annual Joy of Toys.
Movin' on Up Exercise Class
Rep. Feigenholtz took part in the Lakeview YMCA's Movin' on Up exercise class for patients and survivors of cancer.
Stay in  touch with us !

If we can be of any assistance to you , please contact our constituent service office:

State Representative Sara Feigenholtz
3223 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite A
Chicago, Il 60657
(773) 296-4141 | www.staterepsara.com